About Us

Ron Parker’s American College Planning Service is a family run company in the business of helping other families.

For the last eighteen years we have helped guide the parents of college-bound students through the financial aid application process. We have been very successful helping families qualify for the maximum amount of aid available to them.

We do not sell insurance, mortgages, annuities, or any other investment products.

Almost all of our business comes from referrals. Most referrals come from past and current clients. A large number come from teachers, principals, guidance counselors, accountants, and financial advisors.

We would be happy to help in any way that we can, whether that be by filling out the forms for you, or just supplying a simple answer to a couple of questions.

Follow the link to our Better Business Bureau page. It is our reputation and our record of customer satisfaction that has allowed our company to continue to grow.


Ron Parker first began helping families with there financial needs in 1985. It quickly became apparent that for the parents of college bound students, the question of how to manage the skyrocketing costs of a higher education was the single greatest source of “financial anxiety”. Over the next few years he identified a serious lack of reliable information or resources on the subject. In 1990 he opened American College Planning Service in Massachusetts. It was his goal to help guide families through the “financial aid maze”. He later expanded to include Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

In 2002, Ron’s son Ryan left the world of retail banking to help service the company’s growing client base.

Both Ron and Ryan have been interviewed in numerous articles and radio programs.

They have spoken at several high schools and have been the guest speakers for many of these schools’ official financial aid nights.